Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D Closed 8/31

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Lot D will be closed on Friday, 8/31/2018 for First Year Move-In. Ticketing is suspended in all other lots, except for handicap and reserved spaces. Vehicles in Lot D will need to be moved by 0600 on 8/31/2018; any vehicles remaining in Lot D at 0600 will be relocated to Lot L.

Please visit the DPS website for a copy of the campus map with parking lot locations. You may also email with any questions.

Teaching and Learning

Learn What’s New in Moodle

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In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let you quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle! (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Zoom in using the link below

Link to Zoom session on Moodle

Get Your Gradebook Ready

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Moodle Gradebook Basics (CTL Workshop 8/30, 11:00-12:15 in Hagfors 373)
Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus. (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Attend via Zoom (see link below)

Link to Zoom session on the Gradebook

General Announcements

Now Hiring! Attention Students – Are you looking for easy part-time work on campus?

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Come work for the CLASS Office as an on-call proctor!

If you like earning extra money during the school year, having flexible hours, and enjoy working in a great environment, the CLASS Office would be happy to have you! Hours will vary (2-10 hours per week on average), but we’ll call or email you when proctoring is needed.

To apply, submit your resume and fill out the application in the On-Campus Student Jobs link on Inside Augsburg, under Augnet Services.

Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions at 612-330-1353. We look forward to working with you!

MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive is Here

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Cleaning out your office?

Join MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive

Your gently-used donation will prepare our debaters for success

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, equips Twin Cities students with all the basics needed to become debaters: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies. As our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate programs grow each year, our need for supplies grows, too.

Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies in the 2018-19 school year!

Our MOST-NEEDED ITEM is expanding file folders/accordion folders!

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
● 3-hole sheet protectors
● 2-pocket folders
● Highlighters
● Pens

Your support will help make our debate season a success!

Items can be picked up or dropped off at Augsburg University.
If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please
contact us at to arrange your donation.

Subscribe to Cerkl – the personalized, all-campus Augsburg newsletter

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Cerkl is an email service that delivers news and updates from blogs across campus. When you sign up, you choose what subjects you’re interested in and how often you’d like to receive emails. It’s a great way to stay up-to-date on everything Augsburg! Simply follow the link below and provide your email address where it says “enter email to subscribe” to get started! If you have any Cerkl-related questions, contact Hannah Walsh at

Cerkl – Augsburg University

Masterworks Chorale is open to the entire Augsburg Community

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Looking for a choral ensemble to sing in? Consider joining Masterworks Chorale.

ALL ARE WELCOME – Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends & choral music lovers!

– Fall 2018 rehearsals begin – Tuesday, September 4, 7-9:30 p.m., Anderson Music Hall – M3
– Email the conductor now for more information: Mark Sedio,
– Or learn more by following the link to Augsburg Masterworks Chorale below.

Masterworks Chorale

On-campus Student Employment on Handshake

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Augsburg University Human Resources and the Strommen Career & Internship Services are pleased to announce that starting this fall, students will find all on-campus student positions posted through Handshake. Handshake was implemented July 2017 and is a platform for students to schedule career coaching appointments, register for events and fairs, search for jobs and internships off campus, and now find all on-campus student employment.

Human Resources will still be the main contact for student employment. Departments will continue to create requisitions, hire forms, student paperwork, etc. through Human Resources and Interview Exchange/Hirezon. You will still view applicants through Interview Exchange/Hirezon. This process has not changed.

What has changed is the link of how students find on-campus student jobs.

1. Log into: Inside Augsburg
2. Click On-Campus Student Jobs
3. First time users of Handshake will be asked to activate their account (this takes 90 seconds).
4. Select the On-campus box under Jobs tab, click search
5. Apply to jobs!

The Strommen Center would like to encourage staff and faculty when working with students to find employment opportunities, to have the student log into Handshake.

If staff or faculty would like a student account, so you can see what a student sees, please email and we will create an account for you.

Posted onAugust 28, 2018
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Metro Transit full academic year pass for new day students

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Attention new day first-years and transfer students: Metro Transit and Augsburg University are giving you a great deal on an all-you-can-ride transit pass. First-year students can purchase a year-long College Pass for just $150 – that’s a 55% discount!

Order your pass here before October 1, 2018:

College Passes can be used for unlimited bus and light rail rides all semester, meaning you’ll never have to worry about having money for a fare. When you’re not riding to school, you can use your College Pass to get to work, an internship run errands and explore the Twin Cities. Not a regular bus or train rider? No problem! Find all the places you can go using our trip planning tools. Learn more at

Important Details
The discounted passes will be available to purchase at the link above until October 1, 2018. After that, students can purchase a semester College Pass at the Bookstore for $115.00 (subsidized by Augsburg from $165.00)

Guaranteed Ride Home
Students who regularly ride transit to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which reimburses a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride when you have to leave early or late unexpectedly. To learn more and register for this free program, visit

The Campus Cupboard is Open

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Stop by the Campus Cupboard (located in the Foss lobby) any time between 10am-4pm tomorrow to pick up some FREE yummy food! All students are welcome. Spread the word!

We also accept donations. Any canned food items (such as soups, canned fruits, and canned meats), dried goods (crackers, spices, pasta, etc.), and other non-perishable foods. We also accept hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads and tampons, and soap!

Event Announcements

Augsburg press box named for Pastor Dave Wold on Saturday

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MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University will be dedicating its press box at Edor Nelson Field in honor of the late Rev. Dave Wold during the Auggie football team’s home opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.

The ceremony to dedicate the Pastor Dave Wold Press Box will be held during halftime of Augsburg’s football game against Ripon (Wis.) at Edor Nelson Field. The event will also feature an all-class football team reunion. A lunch will be held in Murphy Square Park at 11:30 a.m., prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff.

Augsburg’s campus pastor from 1983 to 2013, Wold died on April 21, 2018 at age 72. In addition to his service to the Augsburg community as its faith leader, Wold was also a constant presence within the Augsburg athletics community, serving as public address announcer for the Auggies’ football, men’s basketball and wrestling home events, along with periodic events in many other sports. He also helped with the faith journeys of countless numbers of Augsburg student-athletes, not only during their years on the Minneapolis campus, but in their post-Augsburg days as alumni.

One of the unique traditions Wold created at Augsburg was the “Bunch of Guys Chorus,” the National Anthem singers at Augsburg home football and men’s basketball games. Before each game, Wold would invite any man in the crowd — singer or non-singer, Auggie or opponent alike — to meet either courtside or on the field to sing the National Anthem, with Wold leading the egalitarian group of singers with his booming bass voice.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Drew Privette in the Augsburg athletics office at 612-330-1249 or

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

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Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. Donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19 through August 31st!

All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. Learn more about People Serving People at their website:

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:

#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Questions? Contact Nicole at

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Volunteer Opportunities

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Join our delegation of Peace Volunteers at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum on September 13-15 to work along side of leaders, social justice champions, and peacemakers from around the world!

This years theme is the Paradox of Peace. Beatrice Fihn of ICAN will be on campus as a keynote speaker and we will also be exploring the peace process in Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos.

Interested in your department playing a bigger role in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum? We are welcoming faculty and staff to be involved in this major campus event. Let us know how you would like to be involved!

If you have any questions or ideas for alternative participation, please reach out to Jessica Mendoza through email:

Thank you and we look forward to your involvement at The Forum!

To sign up for more information, click here

Fall All Hands and First Focused Conversation

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The first Focused Conversation topic for 2018-19 is Sesquicentennial Planning, with updates from Sesquicentennial Co-chairs Darcey Engen ’88, Theater Department professor, and Jeff Swenson ’79, athletic director, and Sesquicentennial Project Manager Jodi Collen, senior director of University Events.

The sessions are:
Monday, September 10, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (including remote access)
Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Marshall Room

The fall 2018 All Hands Meeting is Thursday, September 27, 11:30 a.m., Hoversten Chapel.

Use the link below to access the 2018-19 All Hands and Focused Conversations schedule, where you can click on any event and add it to your calendar.

2018-19 All Hands and Focused Conversations schedule (login required)

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Now Hiring: MNUDL Operations/Administrative Support Position

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking new student employees for the academic year of 2018-2019. Each position will be scheduled to work 10-15 hours per week.

Job Description:
Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
● Assist admin with clerical tasks (P-Card reconcilement, organizing the office, paper/electronic filing, delivering documents)
● Assist admin with logistics (scheduling buses, scheduling pizza parties for debaters, etc)
● Assist program staff with administrative tasks pre and post-tournament (scanning, filing, assembling judge materials and nametags)
● Volunteer Recruitment: to include tabling, posting recruitment posters, connecting with relevant classes/campus groups
● Other duties as assigned
● Other duties aligned with applicant’s individual strengths

● Be comfortable working with youth and adults
● Be organized and possess excellent interpersonal skills; excellent customer relation skills needed
● Organized, timely communication needed
● Be 18 years of age or older – this is helpful, though most University students will qualify
● Some knowledge of debate, speech, or argumentation helpful but not required
● Be able to self direct, some projects will require working on your own after getting an overview
● Having these skills / experience is helpful – but we are willing to provide training and grow with a candidate

Application Instructions:
To set up an interview contact:
● Genesia Williams, Administrative and Program Assistant
● Email: | Telephone: 612-330-1730
● Foss 18 (Basement)

Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.

Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots

Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

For more information: